OF THE LORD
(B) January 10, 2020
Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-38; Mark 1: 7-11
Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons
on the run. “Faith Book” is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday
parish bulletins people take home.
From today’s Gospel reading:
On coming out of the water Jesus saw the heavens being torn open and the
Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the
heavens, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
John the Baptist promised that Jesus would baptize us with the Spirit.
Baptism inaugurated Jesus’ mission and Mark reminds us that, through our
baptism, we too are sent on mission. We are not baptized into a
stay-at-home community to enjoy our gatherings, sing our hymns and say
our prayers. Through our baptism each of us has been called to serve
others in Christ’s name.
So, we ask ourselves: